Lake Lugu - Lige Island
This is Lige Island on Lake Lugu. We stayed in a hostel on the peninsula.
More on the traditions and customs there:
Mosuo People are marriage-free. When the Mosuo girls reached 15 years of age, the boys reached 17, they are allowed to start their love affairs. The lovers (Called "Female Azhu" and "male Azhu") found each other freely. Mosuo people are good in singing and dancing. The young people dance together and sing in Musou language to express their love.
The Musou girl has a special "Azhu" house to meet her lover. Her lover visits her during night and leave at morning.
If the girl wishes to stop the love affair, she closed the door of her "Azhu House" to the man. Then the man will not come again. The love affair is finished. The lovers have no economic or any legal relationship. It is based on mutual love affection only. The willingness of the females are very respected.
see www.chinarundreisen.com/stadt/lijiang/whtsmosuopeople.htm for more info